The Final Trim Touches

You have plenty of design decisions when creating your new Midwest (Naperville area)  home exterior.

You can start with home siding type—be it lap siding, straight or staggered-edge shingles or vertical panels—then move on to the color and texture. From there, it’s time to add the final touches—the HardieTrim® boards and window details.

Like the saying goes, design is in the details, and even though they seem minute, it’s the tiny details that make the most impact and sometimes take the most time to land on.

The trim on a home can truly add a final polish. It’s like the frame on a piece of art and can complete your home’s look by accentuating its architectural elements, like corners, columns, doors and windows, all while providing long-lasting performance and durability.

In the Midwest, the most popular HardieTrim board color selection is Arctic White, and most homeowners (84 percent to be exact) opt for white windows without the inlay option. Some homeowners select black, beige or brown window colors, and some don’t even realize they can stray from the path.

Here’s a closer look at the trim and window details on a few homes clad with James Hardie® siding and trim in ColorPus® finishes:

Autumn Tan HardiePlank® lap siding clads this abode. The entryway image shows off the HardieTrim boards in clean, crisp Arctic White, and the detail of the varied cream window inlay. We love that it adds one more layer to the look of the exterior and complements the tan main siding hue.

This contemporary dwelling is clad in HardiePlank lap siding in Sail Cloth with HardieTrim boards in Arctic White. The striking black windows pop against the crisp white trim and add to the modern, clean look to the exterior. Only about 10 percent of Midwesterners opt for a black window, but we like the unique look.

This close-up reveals a HardieTrim board hue in Arctic White and a matching white window. The bright, crisp tones of the window and trim pair well with the HardiePanel® vertical siding in Cobble Stone.

When it comes to designing your home exterior, the final details make all the difference. Take a step back and soak up your design. Don’t forget to think through the look of the trim and window pairing, and if going with a window inlay suits your style. After all, little details add big impact.

For all your James Hardie siding needs call Schmidt Exteriors today!